Listen

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On the podium you hear what you’re ear wants to hear

You pull out the music

You rehearse the music

You have this sound in you’re head, this idea of the piece, and what you want to portray

You have to communicate it to your musicians

They have to communicate through their instruments

The instruments have to communicate it to the audience

In the chairs you hear you’re own part

You read the notes on the page

You rehearse the music

You’re trying to get the idea of the piece, and translate what the composer is saying, the conductor is showing, and what you want to portray

You try to communicate with your section

With your instrument

With the audience

Listen

The audience listens

The conductor needs to listen

To what is actually happening and diagnose the issues

The players need to listen

Not just to what is flowing from their instrument, but also their neighbors

Also the other sections around them

Listen

That is key

Listen

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